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Rafters Bit By Scorpions: Fish Farm Wrap

The Rafters were blanked by Scottsdale at the Talking Stick last night.

Arizona Fall League

Salt River Rafters 0, Scottsdale Scorpions 8

Last night, with 570 in attendance at the Salt River Fields in Talking Stick, the Scorpions blanked the Rafters by an 8-0 final count.

Adrian Houser (0-1, 3.00) took the loss, surrendering two runs over his three inning start.

The only Marlin in action for the game was shortstop Peter Mooney, who batted eighth in the order. He grounded out to first baseman Billy McKinney to lead off the third, grounded out 6-3 to end the fifth with nobody on base, and lined out to third baseman Taylor Sparks to open the eighth inning.

The six other Marlins on the team are pitchers Miguel Del Pozo, Ben Meyer, James Needy, and Scott Squier, catcher Rodrigo Vigil, and center fielder Braxton Lee.

The two fall league clubs will get back after it at Scottsdale Stadium, tonight at 6:35PM MST.


Nothing today, but tomorrow, pitcher Anderson Vera, late of the Dominican Summer League Marlins, turns 20. The youngster has gone 4-6 with a 4.41 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP in three seasons with the club, although this season’s ERA was a full run lower than his career average.

Left fielder Austin Dean turns 24. The right-handed hitter slashed .282/.323/.427 in 61 games for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp in 2017, his sixth in the Marlins’ system.

Del Pozo, who pitched well on Wednesday for the Rafters, turns 25. The Dominican Republic left-handed pitcher just completed his seventh season as part of the organization. He went 3-0 with a 0.70 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP in 25.2 innings this past season across four levels of minor league ball.

Right-handed pitcher William Cuevas turns 27. Recently part of the Baby Cakes rotation, Cuevas went 2-7 with a 5.43 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP after the Marlins signed him to a minor league deal from the Detroit Tigers in June.